Working to protect the environment since 1939
 
 
 
 
JUNE 2016
 
 
 
 
 
Farmers’ Market Offers New Recycling Option

PRC launched into spring with the opening of its Farmers' Market at Mostardi's Nursery on Wednesday, May 25!

Stop by every Wednesday between 2 - 6 p.m. to enjoy Greek, Persian and Indian food as well as fresh produce, local meats and cheeses and much more.  Make the farmers' market a part of your weekly routine — and fill your frequent shopper card.

NEW IN 2016 — PRC is excited to offer specialty recycling services all season at the market.  Drop off cell phones, ink jet cartridges, GPS units, MP3 players, digital/video cameras, tablets, video games and consoles for recycling, and ensure these valuable materials are kept out of landfills!

 
 
 
 
 
Green Film Screening Continues June 17

If you missed the kick off of PRC's new Films for a Better Planet series, plan to attend an encore screening of "Racing to Zero" on Friday, June 17, at 6:30 p.m. at the Upper St. Clair Recreation Center. 

Hear how San Francisco is going zero waste, learn about sustainability in Pittsburgh and ask your own green questions. 


Tickets are free, but advance registration is required.

 
 
 
 
Marathon Sets Waste Reduction Record

PRC’s Zero Waste team worked diligently to implement significant greening services for the 2016 Dick’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon. This year's efforts included recycling water bottles, composting cups, donating leftover clothing and reusing materials from previous events.

ZWPA, in collaboration with race organizers, diverted a record 92% of the race's material by weight (tons) from landfills, setting a record high for the event!
 
 
 
 
Join Our Team!

​Work with PRC to provide recycling and sustainability information to residents across the Commonwealth.

PRC is seeking to hire a full-time Environmental Analyst to work at the Western Office.

Looking for seasonal work?  PRC is looking to fill a number of seasonal Zero Waste Event Assistant positions with candidates who will make meaningful change for Pennsylvania's environment.

POSITION DESCRIPTIONS » 
contact infowest@prc.org for more information.

 
 
 
 
 
ReuseFest “Win/Win”
for Donors, Nonprofits and Environment

Clean out the garage, the basement and the overflowing closets because PRC's fifth annual large-scale collection of materials to be REUSED by local nonprofits will take place Saturday, June 18, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the parking lot of Jefferson Middle School in Mt. Lebanon in Allegheny County.

This one-of-a-kind collection event provides residents with an opportunity to responsibly donate unwanted but still usable items to multiple local nonprofits at one convenient location.  All donated materials will be reused in some fashion, whether resold, repurposed or given to those in need in our region and around the world.

Since 2012, items donated for reuse have included everything from crutches, wheelchairs and cat carriers to furniture, backpacks, light fixtures — even the kitchen sink!

Nonprofits collecting on June 18 include Animal Rescue League Shelter & Wildlife Center, Catholic Charities, Construction Junction, Free Ride, Global Links, Goodwill and Off the Floor Pittsburgh.
 
 
 
Drop off a wide variety of materials — at one convenient location — for reuse by local nonprofit organizations.

ANIMAL ACCESSORIES
BABY ITEMS
BEDDING & BATH ITEMS
BIKING SUPPLIES/TOOLS
HOUSEHOLD ITEMS
KITCHEN ITEMS
MEDICAL SUPPLIES
SCHOOL SUPPLIES
USABLE BUILDING MATERIALS

For a complete list of items accepted and directions to Jefferson Middle School,
click here »
 
 
 
 
 

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GET INVOLVED

Support PRC in a variety of ways:

• Donate
 
 
        
 
A Green Summer Season

1. Shop Local!
Take advantage of delicious, locally grown products from community farmers' markets (like PRC's Newtown Square Farmers' Market) to support small-scale farms and cut down on your food's carbon footprint!

2. Go Easy on the A/C
Turn the thermostat up a few degrees and pair with a fan to keep cool while cutting your energy usage (and electric bill).

3. Water Sparingly
​​​Droughts across the country demonstrate the need to be water-wise in and around your home. Water plants only when necessary, don't rely on wasteful sprinkler systems and install low-flow shower heads and toilets to save H2O.
 
 
 
 
 
PENNSYLVANIA RESOURCES COUNCIL       prc.org       Robert Jondreau, Executive Director
Mario Cimino, Eastern Regional Director  |  Justin Stockdale, Western Regional Director
PRC East  |  3606 Providence Road  |  Newtown Square, PA 19073  |  610-353-1555  |  
infoeast@prc.org
PRC West  |  64 South 14th Street  |  Pittsburgh, PA 15203   |  412-488-7490  |  infowest@prc.org
 
 
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